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'''"Destroyer":''' These characters are the bane of all that is good and organized. Chaotic evil characters are motivated by the desire for personal gain and pleasure and does whatever his greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive him to do. He is hot-tempered, vicious, arbitrarily violent, and unpredictable. They see absolutely nothing wrong with taking whatever they want by whatever means possible. Laws and governments are the tools of weaklings unable to fend for themselves. The strong have the right to take what they want, and the weak are there to be exploited. Bloodthirsty buccaneers and monsters of low intelligence are fine examples of chaotic evil personalities. If he is simply out for whatever he can get, he is ruthless and brutal. Otherwise if he is committed to the spread of [[evil]] and [[chaos]], he is even worse.
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A '''chaotic evil''' character does whatever his greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive him to do. He is hot-tempered, vicious, and unpredictable. Thankfully, his plans are haphazard, and any groups he joins or forms are poorly organized. Typically, chaotic evil people can only be made to work together by force, and their leader lasts only as long as he can thwart attempts to topple or assassinate him. The demented sorcerer pursuing mad schemes of vengeance and havoc is chaotic evil. Chaotic evil represents the destruction not only of beauty and life but of the order on which beauty and life depend.
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Thankfully, chaotic evil plans are haphazard, and any groups they join or form are poorly organized. When chaotic evil characters band together, they are not motivated by a desire to cooperate, but rather to oppose powerful enemies. Such a group can be held together only by a strong leader capable of bullying his underlings into obedience. Since leadership is based on raw power, a leader is likely to be replaced at the first sign of weakness by anyone who can take his position away from him by any method.
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This [[alignment]] is seen by some to be the most vile, as it seeks harm both to individuals ([[evil]]) and to the organizations formed by individuals ([[chaos]]). Some chaotic evil characters do actively pursue these goals out of principle, while others are "merely" out for themselves, taking whatever they want by whatever means possible. In both cases, the character tends to be ruthless and brutal.
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The extreme of the chaotic evil alignment is represented in [[Neverwinter Nights]] as a rating of "0" in both law-chaos and good-evil. The alignment title is "destroyer".
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The [[outsider]]s who represent this alignment are the demons.
   
 
==Guidelines==
 
==Guidelines==
   
#Rarely keeps his word. Has no honor.
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# Has no qualms about hurting or killing anyone; some even kill innocents for fun.
#Lies and cheats anyone.
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# Rejects honor and self-discipline as weaknesses.
#Most certainly attacks and kills an unarmed foe (those are the best kind!).
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# Will say anything to accomplish goals; keeping one's word is done only when opportune.
#Will hurt and/or kill an innocent without a second thought. (Or for pleasure).
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# Accepts another's authority only when forced.
#Uses torture to extract information and pleasure.
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# Will betray friends and teammates to further selfish goals.
#Will kill for sheer pleasure.
 
#Is likely to help someone only on a whim.
 
#Despises honor and authority and self-discipline. Views them as weaknesses.
 
#Does not work well in a group. Constantly vying for power and/or command.
 
#Will always take dirty money, etc.
 
#Will betray a friend. After all, you can always get another friend.
 
#Associates mostly with other evil alignments.
 
 
==Notes==
 
 
*Chaotic evil is sometimes called "demonic" because demons are the epitome of chaotic evil.
 
*Those who choose chaotic evil often enjoy it because it represents the destruction not only of beauty and life but also of the order on which beauty and life depend.
 
 
 
[[Category: Alignments]]
 
[[Category: Alignments]]

Latest revision as of 01:06, July 8, 2011

A chaotic evil character does whatever his greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive him to do. He is hot-tempered, vicious, and unpredictable. Thankfully, his plans are haphazard, and any groups he joins or forms are poorly organized. Typically, chaotic evil people can only be made to work together by force, and their leader lasts only as long as he can thwart attempts to topple or assassinate him. The demented sorcerer pursuing mad schemes of vengeance and havoc is chaotic evil. Chaotic evil represents the destruction not only of beauty and life but of the order on which beauty and life depend.

This alignment is seen by some to be the most vile, as it seeks harm both to individuals (evil) and to the organizations formed by individuals (chaos). Some chaotic evil characters do actively pursue these goals out of principle, while others are "merely" out for themselves, taking whatever they want by whatever means possible. In both cases, the character tends to be ruthless and brutal.

The extreme of the chaotic evil alignment is represented in Neverwinter Nights as a rating of "0" in both law-chaos and good-evil. The alignment title is "destroyer". The outsiders who represent this alignment are the demons.

GuidelinesEdit

  1. Has no qualms about hurting or killing anyone; some even kill innocents for fun.
  2. Rejects honor and self-discipline as weaknesses.
  3. Will say anything to accomplish goals; keeping one's word is done only when opportune.
  4. Accepts another's authority only when forced.
  5. Will betray friends and teammates to further selfish goals.
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